Thiruvananthapuram : Poojapura Central Jail has confirmed at least 245 with Covid. 239 inmates and 9 jail staff are ill with the virus. Covid positive prisoners have been moved to separate portion of the prison complex.
Testing was done on 961 inmates at jail recently turning up the present positive numbers. Those severely sick on the account have been moved to Jail Hospital. Following the discover of en masse infections testing is planned for all jails in the state.
The Prisons Dept will ask government to be allowed special health unit for purpose of Covid testing in jail premises.